A Moment in Time - Claudia Grutke
October 16 - 31
Claudia Grutke's creates abstract paintings based on emotions ideas and places, Using layering she introduces a subtle complexity coupled with harmonious almost dream gentle waves of colour. Passionate energy like a minor explosion is often present in bursts of movement within the calmness of her overall scenes. Her art reflects life.
Born in Germany Claudia migrated to New Zealand in 1996 and became a full time artist in 2013 after moving to Raglan from Christchurch, where the earthquakes had been a wake up call, a signal that now was the time to plunge full time into her passion for expression through painting. Her work is now sold in New Zealand and internationally.
This is Claudia's first solo exhibition with The Kiwi Art House Gallery after showing here for many years. Previous notable achievements include being selected for four international exhibitions in Bologna, Madrid and Milan in 2015 and 2016 and Winner of the Artist of the Year competition in Australia in 2014.